Thanks to my friend, Missy, these soft pretzels are my children's favourite after-school snack. And a fun activity to make together too! I usually mix the dough just before picking up my eldest from school (the dough needs 30 minutes to rise) and then we all roll, dip, bake, sprinkle and devour together.
Missy passed along the recipe from this site (where all the credit goes for this delicious, fun snack).
(p.s. As you can see, we went for a very heavy sugar and cinnamon topping.... delicious.)
Directions below (copied from the source, above):
Makes 6-8 pretzels
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
7/8 to 1 cup warm water*
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons melted butter
coarse salt or cinnamon & sugar